Mayor and Council

Merchantville Bike Trail A Ribbon Of Tranquility

There is a ribbon of peace and tranquility that slices through Pennsauken Township. The Merchantville Bike Trail starts at Cove Rd. and East Chestnut Ave. and runs across Centre St. and Browning Rd. to Euclid Ave. Created on the defunct lines of the Pennsylvania Railroad, you can see bikers, joggers, strollers, and dog walkers enjoying the mile and a half path on a daily basis.

Memorial Day ceremony

A Memorial Day ceremony will take place in Wellwood Park at Maple & Linden Avenue on Monday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m. There will be a wreath laying, guest speakers and refreshments. The program will be conducted by the F.W.Grigg Post 68 Deputy Commander, The American Legion, Merchantville, New Jersey. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Avenue.

New Borough grant announced

The West Maple Neighborhood Task Force received a federal grant for landscape improvements and street furniture  including trash cans, planters, benches, bike racks, etc. Please contact Denise Brouse, Borough Clerk at (856) 662-2474 X 103 if you are interested in FREE street trees, planters, a bench, grass strip, etc. in front of your site. Only property owners along Maple Avenue, between Wellwood Park and Route 130 in Merchantville and Pennsauken are eligible.

PUBLIC NOTICE: Borough Recycling

The Borough has received complaints that residents have witnessed recycle items being placed in the trash truck along with regular trash. Republic has confirmed that some residents have placed trash in their recycling buckets. In this instance, the entire can of items is placed in the trash since it cannot be separated. Republic has now changed the policy and if trash and recycling is mixed in a can it will be left at the curb and not collected.

PSE&G construction update

Due to the recent snow storms, PSE&G has been delayed in the completion of the road work across Maple Avenue at Lexington Avenue.  Pending any future weather events, PSE&G now hopes to complete this portion around February 18, 2014. Please contact PSE&G at 866-507-5961 if you have any questions or to report any damage done to your property. You can also notify the Merchantville Police Department at 856-662-0507.

Fire Department offers safety updates

Niagara Fire Company provides fire suppression, prevention and education for the residents of Borough of Merchantville. The Merchantville Fire Department - Niagara Fire Company has served the Borough of the Merchantville and it's residents faithfully and with pride for the last 125 years. Currently the department is comprised of 4 career personnel, 30 volunteer firefighters, 3 support personnel and 3 junior firefighters.

VOTE TODAY

Merchantville Polls will be open to voters from all Districts from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Community Center, 212 Somerset Street. Please enter through the rear handicap ramp. Local races for Council, School Board, Freeholders, State Senate and Assembly. There are three (3) ballot questions: #1 in support of Veterans organizations, #2 to raise the minimum wage to $8.25/hour and #3 to preserve Merchantville historic buildings and lands. 2013 Merchantville General Election Ballot.

Merchantville Borough Municipal Question:

This non-binding referendum will give the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Merchantville the ability to create a fund for the development and maintenance of lands and historic buildings owned by the Borough of Merchantville. The amount will not exceed $0.02 of the local tax levy which is equivalent to approximately $37.10 annually on the average assessed home in Merchantville. This tax will be a separate and an additional tax on your tax bill. Due to restrictive budgetary conditions, this is an option to help continue the future existence of the lands and historic buildings for the use and enjoyment of the residents. People should call (877) NJVOTER to report any poll-related problems. Election-related questions also can be addressed to a county Superintendent of Elections and Board of Elections. Find out if you are registered to vote here.

Lots of candidates face no opposition this year

In Camden County, when the general election takes place Nov. 5, voters in some South Jersey municipalities won’t find a choice on the ballot.In almost 40 municipalities, a single party’s candidates are running unopposed for posts in the municipal governing body:Democrats face no GOP opposition in local campaigns in 15 towns, including Berlin Township, Merchantville, Oaklyn and Runnemede. Republicans are the only council candidates in Berlin Borough. http://on.cpsj.com/HdF3vZ

Wellwood Manor ribbon cutting

Join the Merchantville commuity as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Wellwood Manor on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Wellwood Manor is located at 606 W. Maple Avenue, Merchantville, NJ. In attendance at the ribbon cutting will be Senator James Beach; Assemblyman Louis Greenwald; Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt; Freeholder Carmen Rodriquez;

PUBLIC NOTICE: Borough Recycling

The recycling information the Borough sent out with your tax bill was incorrect. Please recycle as in the past plastic # 1, # 2, # 4, # 5 and # 7. All in same can. Thank you.

Join National Night Out

Merchantville will participate in the 30th annual National Night Out tonight from 6 - 8 p.m. The event intends to show that neighborhoods are united against crime. Residents are asked to turn on their exterior lights and socialize outdoors. National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization

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